[01/29/09 - 08:17 AM]
NFL Legend Michael Strahan and Acclaimed NFL Journalist Jay Glazer to Host New Season of Spike TV's 'Pros VS. Joes'
The new season goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February and launches in the spring.

[via press release from Spike TV]

NFL Legend Michael Strahan and Acclaimed NFL Journalist Jay Glazer to Host New Season of Spike TV's 'Pros vs. Joes'

TV Veterans Arthur Smith and Kent Weed of Arthur Smith & Co. Productions To Serve As Executive Producers

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 -- Michael Strahan, a future NFL hall-of-famer and current television personality, joins well-respected veteran NFL journalist Jay Glazer as hosts of Spike TV's fourth season of its hit series, "Pros vs. Joes." The new season, entitled "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars," goes into production in sports venues around Los Angeles in February 2009 and launches in the spring.

Utilizing their solid sports background and sterling track record of delivering high quality unscripted hits, A. Smith & Co. Productions' Arthur Smith and Kent Weed ("Trading Spaces," "Hell's Kitchen") serve as executive producers of "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars" along with Michael Yudin, President of MY Entertainment and Joe Townley, COO of MY Entertainment. Smith is CEO of A. Smith & Co., and helped launch the successful Fox Sports Net in the late 1990's as its Head of Programming and Production.

Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars" will consist of eight episodes with each installment featuring three former notable professional athletes going head-to-head against three regular Joes. The roster of athletes will be announced at a later date.

The new twist this season is there will only be one sport showcased in each episode instead of the variety of sports in previous seasons. Each episode features three skills competitions and a three-on-three scrimmage pitting the Pros against the Joes. The sports featured this season will be football (4 episodes) and basketball (4 episodes).

Strahan spent 15 seasons with the New York Giants at defensive end, culminating with a Super Bowl victory in 2008. Named to seven Pro Bowls, he set the NFL single season sack-record with 22.5 in 2001 and was named the Defensive Player of the Year. The likely first ballot hall-of-famer currently serves as a studio analyst for FOX Sports' Emmy Award-winning pregame show, FOX NFL SUNDAY.

Glazer is considered to be the top "Insider" in the National Football League and currently serves in that role for FOX NFL SUNDAY where he has three segments on the show, breaking in with exclusives, late-breaking updates and injury news. He hosts FSN's "Pro Football Preview" show, which airs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Glazer is also a former mixed martial arts fighter who has hosted and served as color commentator for PRIDE Fighting Championships on FSN and other televised events for various MMA organizations.

"Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars" is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, Snickers and 2K Sports.

Sharon Levy and Tim Duffy are executives in charge of production for Spike TV.

Visit Spike.com for full episodes of all of last season's shows in high definition, as well as clips and other extended footage. Spike.com will be hosting the same exclusive access and full episode content for "Pros vs. Joes 4: All Stars."

Spike TV is available in 97.7 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.

Founded by Arthur Smith and Kent Weed in 2000, A. Smith & Co. Productions generates some of the most innovative, highly-rated and high quality unscripted programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Since its launch the company has created over 500 hours of programming and developed and produced the number one show in America an astonishing 12 times and a top 5 show over 50 times. The company's current production slate includes the Emmy(R) nominated hit show "Hell's Kitchen" as well as "Kitchen Nightmares" with Chef Gordon Ramsay, "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "Trading Spaces" with host Paige Davis, the critically acclaimed documentary series "American Gangster" and "UFC Countdown."

  [january 2009]  


[10/24/16 - 02:45 PM]
"Frozen," Walt Disney Animation Studios' Blockbuster Film, Makes Its Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC This Holiday Season
Look for "The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle" that same night, Sunday, December 11 on the Alphabet.

[10/24/16 - 02:19 PM]
Video: MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" First Look Promos!
MTV's new series starring Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden and created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson premieres November 15.

[10/24/16 - 01:21 PM]
TLC & Discovery Family to Premiere "Unichef: Uniting Through Food" on Thursday, November 17
The special will premiere at 7/6c on TLC followed by an encore presentation at 9/8c on Discovery Family Channel.

[10/24/16 - 01:20 PM]
Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds, Tracy Morgan and More Join the Guest List as TBS's "Conan" Heads to New York for a Week of Shows
It will also continue O'Brien's string of innovative road show broadcasts from cities across the United States and around the globe.

[10/24/16 - 12:38 PM]
Food Network Gets Festive for the Holidays with the Return of "Cake Wars: Christmas"
Jonathan Bennett hosts the six hour-long episodes filled with the most over-the-top Christmas cake confections ever seen.

[10/24/16 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" 2016 Original Movie Premieres
"Love Always, Santa" will kick things off Sunday, November 6 on the cable channel.

[10/24/16 - 11:15 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Unprecedented and Historic Global Release of "Before the Flood"
"In our minds, there is no more important story to tell, no more important issue facing our planet than that of climate change," said Courteney Monroe.

[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
"Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC. Tony Vaccaro," Recounting the Life of a WWII Combat Infantryman and War Photographer, Debuts Nov. 14 on HBO
The film chronicles the life and vision of this remarkable man, exploring how photography defines the way the public perceives armed conflict, and revealing the sheer difficulty of survival while taking photos in a war zone.

[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
The CW Orders New Seasons of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," and "Masters of Illusion" for Summer 2017
The new seasons of these series will return as part of The CW's 2017 Summer schedule, with dates and times to be announced later.

[10/24/16 - 10:23 AM]
Video: Four New Promos for FX's New Drama Series "Taboo" Starring Tom Hardy
The new original series from Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott premieres early 2017.

[10/24/16 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Amazon Releases Retro 80s Commercial for "Red Oaks" Season 2
Look for the new season to premiere on Amazon Prime Video November 11.

[10/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Amazon Original Series "The Grand Tour" Announces Studio Recording in Nashville, TN
"The Grand Tour" will launch in 4K on Friday, November 18 exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

[10/24/16 - 08:54 AM]
Seahawks-Cardinals "SNF" Leads Preliminary Results for the Night Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 23.

[10/24/16 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock once again leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/24/16 - 07:55 AM]
Mike Tirico to Make Horse Racing Debut as Host of NBC's Primetime Coverage of the 2016 Breeders' Cup
"What a great event and venue for my maiden voyage with our incredibly talented horse racing team," Tirico said.